Didn't want to forget these:
Evan came home from school talking about how they meditate during the day. I think that's fine. His teacher probably needs a little peace and quiet, and encouraging the kids to sit and think quietly sounds smart to me. It's only a little weird because they sit in a specific position to meditate: legs crossed, hands held out, palms up and fingers together. Evan and I talked about what meditation means, and I suggested that we learn some verses about meditation. So ... we've memorized Psalm 1:1-3.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Evan has it down pretty well. One of these days I'll correct his few wording errors, but right now I enjoy them too much. He likes to say "which WIELDS its fruit in its season and its leaf does not TWITHER." Makes me smile!
And Corrie ... still wants to be a princess, but she's also strongly influenced by her older brother. When we were playing in the backyard a few weeks ago, she hollered, "Look out! There's a Decepticon! We must defeat him!" After a few minutes of "shooting," she announced, "I will throw a princess bomb at him." That was the end of the evil Decepticon.